Abstract

This research, presents a qualitative study of six Latter-day Saint fathers of children with special needs. In-depth interviews were used to examine the demands and resources fathers draw upon in meeting the needs of their child(ren), the application of the conceptual ethic of fathering as generative work and crisis/stress theory, as well as an analysis of how fathers incorporated their religious beliefs, faith, and practices into fathering their special needs children. Narrative accounts are used to illustrate the results. These results are then applied to an integrated conceptual framework and clinical applications are made.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life

Rights

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Date Submitted

1999

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm547

Keywords

Parents, exceptional children, Father, child, Fatherhood, Religious aspects, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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